Literature

Literature

Since its birth, cinema has been intertwined with literature. While it rivals literature for artistic merit and entertainment, cinema counts on litera... (Read more)

Films
Towards The Completion of a Poem
Towards The Completion of a Poem

What is as immortal as loneliness? Towards The Completion of a Poem follows the trajectory of YANG Mu's life, embarking on the exploration of a remark... (Read more)

Port of Mists
Port of Mists

This film takes its title from ZHENG Chou-Yu’s renowned poem, Port of Mists. It explores a poet’s existence and his unending pursuit of th... (Read more)

The Untrammeled Traveler
The Untrammeled Traveler

He is back. The one who used to explore Sirius and travel around the world like the ancient Chinese traveler XU Xia-Ke; the crane cremator with flamin... (Read more)

The Coming of Tulku
The Coming of Tulku

Possessing prolific knowledge of Chinese literature and deep Buddhist influences, CHOU Meng-Tieh is a unique poet with a penchant for infusing classic... (Read more)

Home in Two Cities
Home in Two Cities

How did “Eiko” from Beijing transform into “Ms. LIN” in Taipei? LIN Hai-Yin reminiscences about her Beijing childhood in her a... (Read more)

The Elephant Apartment
The Elephant Apartment

Elephant lives in seclusion. His job as a movie projectionist even allows him to be isolated from people at work. In the outside world, the news repor... (Read more)

My Mother
My Mother

On Chinese New Year's Eve, elderly mother, Tsai-feng, seems to be an annoying influence. She is not asked to participate in the New Year cleaning, nor... (Read more)

Old Seafarer
Old Seafarer

Luomabike is a young fisherman from Orchid Island. His lover Lofat tells him that a priest is taking her to Taiwan to learn tailoring. They bid farewe... (Read more)

Breeze and Drizzle
Breeze and Drizzle

While on a train, Renpu and his father check whether the money inside each red envelope matches their list of designated names. They are returning to ... (Read more)

Those Days When We Were Young
Those Days When We Were Young

Amidst spectacular scenery of serene lakes and majestic mountains, Old WEI, a tough guy from Shandong, marries A-yue, a young girl from Taiwan. Howeve... (Read more)

The Moths
The Moths

Misuo, an entomologist, is shown a reconstruction project of an old building by her architect boyfriend. Later, images that are not part of her own me... (Read more)

The Freezer
The Freezer

Tangerine owns a super-large freezer like those in supermarkets. It was fully stocked and well organized. She wrote novels, and a story about a man na... (Read more)

Spring Beauty
Spring Beauty

As always, A-hui came to Man-mei's pub to play the Street Fighter video game choosing to play his regular Scorpio character Chun-li, who is burdened w... (Read more)

 End of A Century: Miea's Story
End of A Century: Miea's Story

In the hazy years of her youth, 25-year-old Miea used to be surrounded by admirers, but she did not want love that was troublesome. She is dating a ma... (Read more)

Paperboy
Paperboy

Set in Japan: On a bitter cold day with heavy snow, YANG, from Taiwan, goes to a newspaper office to apply for a paperboy job. The boss states that he... (Read more)

The Young Ones
The Young Ones

MENG Yun-lo, a college student originally from Hong Kong, stays at a family friend’s house and falls in love with their daughter, Hang-ni. Hang-ni is ... (Read more)

Four Moods
Four Moods

Four Moods consisted of four costume drama sections on folklore. Joy by PAI Ching-Jui, features a stylized guard of ghosts that keep a watchful eye on... (Read more)

Storm over the Yangtze River
Storm over the Yangtze River

Based on ZOU Lang’s novel of the same name, Storm Over the Yangtze River is a historical film about the “Yangtze River 180 Blockade.” TSOH, a Chinese ... (Read more)

Love and Duty
Love and Duty

Raised in a strict family, YANG falls in love with a college student, LI, but she yields to her parents’ marital arrangement. Several years later, she... (Read more)

The Man Behind the Book
The Man Behind the Book

The film probes the mind of WANG Wen-Xing, the modernist pioneer who is long considered Taiwan's most enigmatic novelist. Writing only about 30 charac... (Read more)

7 Days in Heaven
7 Days in Heaven

A dark and poetic comedy, 7 Days in Heaven centers on one woman's experience of the death and funeral of her father. Mei, resolutely urban, makes her ... (Read more)

The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior
The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior

The happy lives of the forest animals are shaken by a sudden attack by a pack of wolves. Uncle Deer comes to the rescue, asking Birdy to notify his so... (Read more)

The Peach Blossom Land
The Peach Blossom Land

Two drama troupes happen to have to share the same auditorium for their rehearsals, and thus three stories intertwine on stage and screen. One is the ... (Read more)

The Sandwich Man
The Sandwich Man

Adapted from novelist Huang Chun-Ming’s three short stories: “The Sandwich Man”, “Vicky's Hat”, and “The Taste of ... (Read more)

Where the Seagull Flies
Where the Seagull Flies

Handsome journalist Muhuai meets three mysterious girls who look completely the same and who vanish right after he falls for them. In Hong Kong, she i... (Read more)

The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell
The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell

Yi-Ming employs Sui-Mi as his daughter’s tutor. When Sui-Mi arrives at Yi-Ming’s, she finds herself in an aristocratic mansion. Yi-Ming&rs... (Read more)

The Wheel of Life
The Wheel of Life

Jointly and respectively directed by King Hu, Lee Hsing, and Pai Ching-Jui, three major Taiwan directors of the 1970s, this film consist of three shor... (Read more)

Honey PuPu
Honey PuPu

Midnight radio-show hostess Vicky searches for her lover, Dog, who disappeared without a trace. While investigating his whereabouts in Taipei City, Vi... (Read more)

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